17 Apr Feature Hero: A Home Health Nurse with a Spirit of Giving
Our Way of Saying Thank You – Feature Hero
Hero: Tamekia W from Indianapolis, IN
Profession: Home Health Nurse
Nominated by: Travis W, Husband
Selfless. That is how her husband, Travis, describes his wife Tamekia, if he had to use only one word.
As a wife, mother and home health nurse, Tamekia, spends her days taking care of others which, during this trying time in our society, requires someone who is not shaken easily. “She demonstrates courage and strength,” says Travis, “there’s not too much that will shake her.” In this time of uncertainty, this is the type of hero that is needed in the community and that is why she was nominated, and being recognized – it is ShopHQ’s way of saying “Thank you for all that you do.”
While most people are being asked to practice physical distancing in order to stay healthy, Tamekia, has a “strong willingness to help others in the face of harm and is very encouraging in bad times.” She considers family before her own needs and as a nurse, that includes those outside her home.
Her husband shares this fond memory of her:
“I was on duty when my grandmother died. Tamekia wasted no time in picking me up from the base. With the family mourning, she stepped in and conducted all of the arrangements for my grandmother’s funeral. It was a painful experience, but my wife took upon herself to provide service to my family and a final farewell to my loving grandmother. Of all of the beautiful things Tamekia has done, this is at the top of the list for most poetic and selfless deeds performed.”
Tamekia, above all else, is admired by her sense of family values. “No matter what, she nurtures those around her in a way that blows my mind. It’s just astounding!”
So from all of us at ShopHQ, THANK YOU Tamekia, our feature hero, for being selfless and caring. Thank you for working the front line and taking care of those who need to be taken care of.